DeLauro Hears from Hamden Small Businesses

The congresswoman spent part of the day hearing what small businesses need from the federal government to help jump start the economy.

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, visited three Hamden businesses Friday, talking to business owners to find out what the federal government can do to help them weather the dismal economy.

"I'm delighted to be here today," DeLauro said after she arrived at on Dixwell Avenue, the last of her stops Friday afternoon. Earlier she visited and the restaurant, both on Whitney Avenue.

"The mayor and i visited a couple of small businesses downtown," she said. "We want to try to look at what are issues and the concerns are in this tough economy for small businesses and how can we look at policies that will help them make a difference, whether they are trying to expand or remodel or hire new employees, and what kinds of changes they have had to make because it's a very tough economy out there."

Some of those concerns she hears include difficulties in obtaining bank financing, health care costs, payroll taxes and the availability of tax credits that could help spur hiring and expansion, DeLauro said.

"Mainly we're here to listen to concerns of sm businesses so we can be better equipped to deal with initiatives that will directly help them to grow their businesses and to hire more people," she said.


dave October 22, 2011 at 01:24 PM
delauro is an ideologue, she doesnt do whats best for the people of her district, she votes for the interest of the democratic party. she always holds these little meetings and gatherings, but in the end if any of the solutions or ideas go against the liberal progressive ideology she doesnt support it. i have e-mailed delauro numerous times about issues and her votes on certain bills brought before congress and have not once, ever, received a response from her. i am sure if the solutions for these small businesses are lock step with obama and the democratic partys position, she will be all for it. but if they should conflict with their ideology, she will totally ignore them.
Thomas Alegi October 22, 2011 at 04:42 PM
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by #1CTYankee An economic recovery bill authored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D.-Conn.) seeks to empower struggling families by directing the federal government to distribute free diapers through day care centers. The Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER Act) would “relieve some of the stress on families facing hardship in this economy” by providing this direct service, DeLauro said in a letter to congressional colleagues urging them to co-sponsor her bill. Without diapers, children are not allowed to attend day care, said DeLauro, who described those in need as a “lost generation of Americans.” Yes, Ladies and Gentleman diapers have been included in the Economic Recovery bill authored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro. Therefore, one has to ask, Rep. Rosa DeLauro why did you not include electric wheelchairs for disabled Veterans in your proposed Economic Recovery bill. Disabled Veterans need electric wheelchairs to attend college as much as children need diapers to attend day care. Therefore, in some way is Rep. Rosa DeLauro trying to prevent the creation of a lost generation of American children from happening, or is she inadvertently trying to create a lost generation of American disabled Veterans? Congress Woman DeLauro please treat everyone in this country the same. That would be refreshing to see you do that.
Don Charles October 22, 2011 at 07:12 PM
Can you imagine a Bill sponsored that will give free diapers. The Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER Act) Thanks Rosa you are a gem . What a waste this woman has become. Next she and her husband will import the diapers from China to make another 1 or 2 Million. And all the Dems will still vote for her. Idiots.
Don Charles October 22, 2011 at 07:16 PM
dave says " i have e-mailed delauro numerous times about issues and her votes on certain bills brought before congress and have not once, ever, received a response from her." Join the club Dave she doesn't give a damn about answering email or any other type of correspondence. She is a phony and has been for a long time. Try calling on the phone and when you tell them why you are calling they will hang up or tell you as best they can, Go to hell we don't need your vote.
dave October 22, 2011 at 09:24 PM
the reason she would never support electric wheel chairs for disabled vets is simple. the majority of military and disabled vets vote republican, so she could care less about the struggles of those in this category. but those who support democratic ideology and cradle to grave entitlements (diaper act) she will give the house to. and then point the finger at any who challenge this thinking and say "these are the ones who will take away your free diapers, are you going to vote for anyone who would force your baby to deficate in the street?"


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